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David Haye-Audley Harrison reportedly a done deal for Nov. 13

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David Haye's second defense of the WBA heavyweight belt will be against Audley Harrison. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
David Haye's second defense of the WBA heavyweight belt will be against Audley Harrison. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Brickhaus: I feel like this is about the fourth time I've seen this headline, so maybe it's true and maybe it isn't. But for now, the BBC is reporting that Haye-Harrison is finally a done deal, with the fight to take place on November 13 at MEN Arena in Manchester. This comes after months and months of Haye claiming he'd never fight Audley Harrison because Harrison isn't a worthy opponent.

Scott: This is what we all expected, and follows up Haye's attempt at blaming the Klitschko fights not happening on the Klitschkos, not realizing that anyone with any sense of how the deals work would not expect the Klitschkos to accept Haye's demands of German TV money or all of the UK TV money. Harrison is not a total creampuff, and still has a monster left hand, but the proof is in the pudding for his career. He's never come even close to backing up his mouth, and at 38, that's not likely to change. Haye will have a big speed advantage, has plenty of power in both of his hands, and will be a heavy favorite. Harrison has won four straight, but three of those were in one of the Prizefighter tournaments where he was far and away the most talented competitor, and the last was was a 12th round stoppage of Michael Sprott, who was leading on the scorecards and hadn't had a good win in three years, since knocking out Harrison in 2007. Part of me wants to say that this isn't THAT bad of a fight, but when you really get honest about it, it is that bad of a fight. It's a pure UK money grab with Haye avoiding top challenges, and there's no getting around it. Harrison has never been a legitimate top heavyweight and still isn't.